Department of Finance and Accounting

Our department is devoted to excellence in teaching and research in Finance and Accounting. We collaborate, and share our expertise and resources, with a wide range of regional, national and international organisations. 

Members of our department bring together research and teaching expertise from a wide range of backgrounds, including sustainable finance, corporate governance, banking, financial accounting, and asset pricing.

Our programmes are highly regarded by students and employers alike and are affiliated to various professional financial and accountancy bodies.

Our research

We conduct world-leading research with societal impact on a variety of themes in Finance and Accounting. Our faculty have recently published in the top journals in their fields, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal.

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Accountability, Accounting and values, Accounting Education, Accounts, Applied econometrics, Banking, Behavioural finance, Business valuation, Capital markets, Case study research, Corporate finance, Corporate governance, Corporate misconduct, CSR, Currency factors, Disclosures, Earnings forecasting, Emerging markets, Equity risk premium, ESG, Executive compensation, Financial analysis, Financial statement information, Innovation, Intangibles, International asset pricing, Institutional theory, Market based accounting research, Mutual funds, Non-GAAP reporting, Pensions, Portfolio theory, Private equity, Qualitative Research, Social and ecological sustainability, Social Justice, Stock trading, Sustainable development, Sustainable finance, Sustainable investing, Venture capital

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Latest news

Business School celebrates ‘strong result’ in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The University of Exeter Business School’s mission to push the boundaries of knowledge in the areas of environmental sustainability, technological transformation and responsible leadership has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Verbal aggression towards women CEOs a result of ‘out of group’ gender bias

Female CEOs face more aggressive questioning from male analysts during earnings conference calls, a new study reveals.  

Shared political views have moderating influence on cross-border mergers and acquisitions

Investors react more negatively to transactions between firms in different countries if there is evidence of weak political affinity, a new study suggests.

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